Posts by EC blog team

Special guest at ESM NYC

We were thrilled to have Suzanne and her brother Mike Kent at ESM last week. What a blessing it was! Thank you Suz! Thank you Mike! You remain in our daily prayers. Fr. Charles (ESM-NYC)

Calling all Catholic Young Adults to ...

We need your prayers! Saint Francis of Assisi Parish in Dracut near Boston is welcoming the Emmanuel School of Mission – New York City for a full week-end of evangelization, praise and adoration for young adults from June 22nd to June 24th. Please send your prayers for those that the Lord is calling in different […]

The Dogwood And the Cherry Tree

As I was walking along the brook, my eyes were attracted by an unusual sight: dogwood flowers and cherry tree flowers seemed to spring from one single plant… As I drew near, I noticed that both trees were so closely knit that their branches appeared as though stemming from one common trunk. From the intertwined […]

Retreat of the Fraternity of Jesus

Gathering approximately 50 members of the Community from Canada and the US, Laurent and Cristel Landete joined us for their final trip as Moderator (Laurent) for the Community. Laurent has given 15 years of service to the Community beginning with the local responsibility in Bordeaux before moving to regional, national and finally Moderator of the […]

Rejoicing in God’s gift of life

On April 22nd, the day of David’s birthday, we welcomed our third child and first daughter. Jacinta Maria Faustina, our little redhead, was born at 9:38 a.m. weighing 8 lbs 15 oz and measuring 21 inches. Her brother’s Max and Nicolás are overjoyed to welcome a little sister and her father received the gift of […]

One Priest, nine years and four peaco...

For our Household (here in Boston) on May 23rd, Father Sean suggested that we could have Mass together, as he had a special intention on that day. His intention was kept a secret until mass started after a joyful praise and Father Sean told us it was his 9th ordination anniversary. So in the humble […]

A happy encounter

Recently, while traveling, I had the joy of meeting two sisters from the Emmanuel Community in Georgia – Anne and Caroline. What a grace to be able to ‘get together’ for a little sharing and coffee time… And what a wonderful sisters that took time of their busy days – just to meet with me! […]

Fragments

A Thursday night in April. Our household is in charge of organizing an hour of praise and adoration at the St John Paul II Shrine in Washington, DC. We try to be on time. We have songbooks, instruments, paper and pencils to write prayers intentions to be traded in for Bible passages. Inside the chapel, […]

Help for Suzanne

As some of you may have heard, our dear sister Suzanne is fighting a serious battle with brain cancer. For those of you that do not know Suzanne, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband and nine year old daughter, Sophia. She is a talented artist who painted many beautiful Icons for the Emmanuel Community […]

Ruins (Amos 9, 11)

From childhood on, I had been aware of the dramatic degradation and loss of large parts of the beautiful heritage, in which God called us to exist… The Breton countryside is rich with innumerable picturesque chapels that the Breton folk built from the XIIIth to the XVIIIth century, until the French Revolution. The state of […]

New household in Wisconsin

We here – in Wisconsin are blessed with Community! Having our brother from Brazil- Sergio, here on a post-doc, we are meeting together every two weeks or so on a Sunday afternoon in Madison or Janesville. Together we are learning new songs, enjoying a meal and sharing of how the Lord has been working in […]

International Conference of Charismat...

You’re Invited!: International Conference of Charismatic Communities in Georgia, USA Every year the Catholic Fraternity, the Holy See’s formal network of Charismatic Communities around the world, gather for a conference on different continents. The 18th Annual International Conference will be held in Augusta, Georgia (June 29-July 1, 2018) on the theme “Disciples Together on Mission”. […]

Never say No

«How did you become a priest? …» children often ask me. Well, I think God sent me a first hint when I was about seven or eight years old. The school master (a diocesan priest) had shown us a movie: «Marcelino, pan y vino». The story of a baby abandoned at the door of a Monastery, […]

New North American Advisory Committee

With the re-approval of the new Emmanuel Community statutes, the Community throughout the world is being equipped with Zone (typically continental) Advisory Committees. These Committees will meet once a year to order to give feedback and suggestions to the Community leaders of the mission of the Community in their respective countries. The committee members are […]

The Communion of Saints – my fa...

I like to profess all the mysteries of our faith, wondering at each of them with the Rosary (when not falling asleep). It’s worth taking the time again and again, to catch a glimpse of their richness. Yet it seems that it’s like knitting a Jacquard colored pattern: you have knitting needles and one ball […]

Testimonies from Weekend of Mercy in ...

During this Divine Mercy Retreat at St. Genevieve’s lovely church, I felt very welcomed by familiar and new Emanuel Community members. This experience allowed me to spend some more quality time to think of our Lord and expose myself to His presence. Elise, HS sophomore Throughout the Emmanuel Community retreat, I had a nice and […]

Mercy Night on the Weekend of Mercy i...

To celebrate the Divine Mercy Sunday, two EC communities joined together for a fruitful weekend retreat in Flourtown near Philadelphia. The Pennsylvania Community, consisting of only two families, hosted the vibrant Washington Community in a joyful gathering. Together with local parishioners more than 40 adults and 30 children were in attendance. The retreat had some […]

Rainy Community Weekend in Alabama

It poured a lot of rain and a lot of graces during this weekend retreat at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Alabama with our brothers and sisters of the Emmanuel Community – Georgia/Alabama. The Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament is an amazing place where thousands of people journey to it every […]

Welcome to Life

It was with great joy that our youngest child was baptized over Divine Mercy weekend. We remarked at the light pouring through the stained glass window which shows the Sacred Heart revealed to St. Margaret Mary because Baptism is an amazing gift of God’s mercy. Those in attendance were also able to pass through the […]

Pope Francis met 500 members of the E...

This Saturday, April 7, in the Vatican’s Sala Clementina, Pope Francis met with 500 members of the Emmanuel Community taking part in an annual meeting in Rome. This audience took place at the end of the annual priestly meeting of the priests of the Community during the Easter octave, the first meeting since the Emmanuel […]